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A 5k and a weekend of over-indulgence

Sunday, March 17, 2013

I am finally home from my weekend in the Twin Cities. Wow, did I not stay in my range yesterday. It was unacceptable- even for my cheat day! I did get up this morning and do my 5k. I can't really say I ran it because I walked nearly half of it. I finished in 44:37. I want to be proud of this, but I can't help but remember that I used to run a 5k between 20:00 and 25:00 minutes. Obviously, that was many pounds ago and I will try to use it as motivation to improve my time. I think the first goal for future 5k's is to not get lapped by the fast people- that was humbling!

The best I can do is learn from my over-indulgence Saturday and let it inspire me to hit the cardio this week. I had chipotle for lunch and buca di beppo for dinner- including wine, followed by after dinner drinks when we got home- OUCH!!! It really is hard to not partake when everyone else is. Buca is a family style Italian restaurant. I wanted to order a salad as one of the choices and the someone told me no. I really want to stand up for myself but I caved because I didn't want to be "that person" you know- the one that has to have their way. It was my boyfriend's sister who told me no and I really want to be as pleasant as possible with his family. That being said, I did NOT need to eat as much as I did of the food we did order. Absolutely don't need to eat until my tummy hurts.

How do I advocate for my health and goals while not being forceful? I need to figure that out!

Lots of gym time and water this week to run all of that sodium out of my system and help me to focus on the future and my future choices. It will do me no good to dwell on the mistakes and wallow.
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    What would you tell a friend who wrote this blog? I say: Remember the RESET button. Just keep moving forward. You are AMAZING - so cool that you did a 5k. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1801 days ago
    Congrats on the 5k. Keep pushing and you'll improve your time in no time. Best wishes for standing up for yourself. If you don't, who will? emoticon
    1803 days ago
    I just want to say congrats on doing a 5k, as that is one of my goals. Reading what you ate has made my mouth water. You really have the right attitude already, and you can work on a game plan for the next time you go out to a great place- like drinking more water, eating slower, portion you plate ( I tend to cut/move the food on my plate to a true portion, then eat just that- and if I want more, I cut/move a small helping). Also, many times a menu salad has more calories and fat than a lean protein option, so what you got might have been healthier. I look forward to seeing your next 5k time as I am sure it will improve. :)
    1803 days ago
    Great ideas for next week! It is difficult to stand up for ourselves with others; I've just been telling people that I am not allowed to eat the other food for medical reasons. (Fortunately, it is the truth.) Anyway, it is good when you finally feel in control of your food situation. emoticon
    1804 days ago
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